After my last laptop died (acer) I foolishly bought another one, 14 months later it too died, same symptoms. I bought a new power supply and it still wouldn't come back to life.
I put it in the cupboard with the other dead Acer.
Recently I decided to try and bring these back to life as there are a few deserving people I know need a laptop.
Can anyone help? It seems a common problem, and a terrible waste.